The crucial the branch of FCS is to guarantee gracefully of food grains (Rice and Wheat) and different items (Sugar and Kerosene) to the shopper in a straightforward way under the Public Distribution System and other Government plans at a reasonable cost. The FCS Department of Uttarakhand is practical since the rearrangement of the state, and it has received the operational structure indistinguishable from the recent province of Uttar Pradesh.
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The State is isolated into two locales Garhwal and Kumaon. One Regional Food Controller for obtainment and conveyance and One Assistant Commissioner for dissemination at every one of these districts ignores the tasks. The Commissioner’s Office at Dehradun oversees the whole tasks. So 13 District Supply Offices (DSO’s) arranged in each area structure the usage arm of the plans.
For accomplishing smooth working of the PDS, the FCS division works utilizing the accompanying three wings. Different plans actualized by the division are:
- National Food Security Scheme-NFSA (AAY+ PHH)
- State Food Scheme (SFY)
- Early afternoon Meal
The showcasing wing is a division of the legislature between Alia accused of the obligation of securing the food grains for both the Central Pool and State Pool. The showcasing wing is additionally endowed to deal with the state go-downs of the whole state. Anyway in slope locales the promoting wing doesn’t deal with the state go-downs because of insufficient quality of authorities whom it can depute in the slope area, along these lines, it is the division of food and common supplies which oversees and runs the state go-downs in the slope district. Provincial Food Controller (“RFC”) is head of Marketing Wing.
The flexible wing is liable for transportation from base go-down to interior Go-downs, so stockpiling in inner go-down and appropriation through Fair Price Shops. Region Food and Supply Officer (DSO) is the senior-most official of Food and Supply Department in an area in the Supply Wing.
Distribution of FPS:
There is a different methodology for allocation for Fair Price Shops in Rural and Urban territories. In provincial regions, Gram Sabha in an open gathering chooses with regards to whether a reasonable value shop required in that town or not. The right hand BDO goes about as eyewitness in the gathering. The Gram Sabha chooses and names the individual for running a reasonable value shop. When a chosen one chose, at that point the said up-and-comer moves toward the Sarpanch and Assistant BDO to get vital endorsements. The papers then sent to the BDO who advances the equivalent to DSO. The DSO at long last checks the character endorsement and budgetary circumstance of the individual so suggested. The DSO then advances it to the District Magistrate who passes the request and furthermore gathers a store of Rs. 250/ – as a security for the permit.
In urban regions, an opportunity of the opening of another reasonable value shop typically told if there 4000 units. When an opening of a reasonable value shop resolved, a promotion distributed in the paper welcoming applications. When all the applications got the circle gracefully auditor makes an assessment and based on the report a few applicants chosen to show up before the Selection Committee.
The Selection Committee comprises of the accompanying:
- District Supply Officer,
- District Magistrate/Additional Magistrate,
- Chief Development Officer
- One candidate of the Revenue office.
When the Selection Committee makes its proposal, the equivalent sent to the DSO who checks the budgetary status and character of the competitor from that point the equivalent sent to the District Magistrate, who passes the request and gathers a store of Rs. 1000/ – as security.
Typically a shop designates if there are 2000 units, for example, 400 proportion cards yet this cutoff raise to 4000 units for example 800 proportion cards on the off chance that the allottee is a helpful society. It was seen by the Committee that there is an excess of political obstruction in the issuance of licenses to the Fair Price Shops both in provincial and urban territories.
When the permit gives, there is no system for its recharging, nor is there any limitation of the timespan. According to PDS Control Order, 2001 Fair Price Shop proprietor required to show certain data on the Notice Board at an unmistakable spot in the shop. The Fair Price Shop proprietors limited by the terms and conditions set down in the PDS Control Order, 2001 and the Uttranchal Scheduled Commodities Distribution Order, 2003.
What is the method for acquiring BPL/AAY/APL proportion card?
Directed Public Distribution System (TPDS) worked under the joint obligation of the Central and the State/Union Territory (UT) Governments. Focal Government is answerable for acquirement, allotment and transportation of food grains up to the assigned stops of the Food Corporation of India. The operational obligation regarding portion and appropriation of food grains inside the States/UTs, recognizable proof of qualified Below Poverty Line (BPL) families, issuance of proportion cards to them and management over and observing of working of Fair Price Shops (FCS) rests with the concerned State/UT Government. Taking into account the abovementioned, as this Department doesn’t issue BPL/AAY/APL proportion card, for this reason, an individual may move toward the FCS office of the concerned State/UT.
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Under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013, inclusion under TPDS has been delinked from neediness gauges. The inclusion of 75% and half of the rustic and urban populace individually endorsed; under the Act is generously over the destitution gauges. Subject to inclusion decided for each State/UT; the State Government or UT Administrations required to recognize the qualified family units and issue proportion cards to them. Along these lines, States/UTs will give proportion cards to the qualified families secured under the Priority Households and; Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY).
What amount of Wheat and Rice are allowable for a BPL/AAY Cardholder and at what cost?
Assignment of food grains (rice and wheat) made by Central Government under Targeted Public Distribution System(TPDS) @ 35 kg; per family every month for Below Poverty Line (BPL) families including Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) families in the nation. Assignments of food grains for Above Poverty Line (APL) families made relying on the accessibility of food; grain stocks in the Central Pool and past offtake by the State/UT. The distributions for APL families in the States/UTs go between 15 to 35 kg for every family every month.
What is the complaint redressal system accessible for the recipients of TPDS?
The operational duty regarding portion and dissemination of food grains inside the States/UTs; recognizable proof of qualified Below Poverty Line (BPL) families; issuance of proportion cards to them and oversight over and checking of working of Fair Price Shops (FCS); rests with the concerned State/UT Government. Hence, as and when grievances got in the Department from people and associations just as through press reports; they sent to State/UT Governments worried for request and a fitting activity. If there should be an occurrence of any complaint identifying with the above-alluded viewpoints; the FCS specialists of the State/UT concerned might draw closer.
Further, a few States/UTs have set up complementary Helpline numbers for redressal and enlistment of complaints under TPDS. A rundown of the complementary and other Helpline numbers answered to be set up in the States/UTs is encased according to Annexure.
NFSA, 2013 likewise accommodates a two-level complaint redressal component including District Grievance Redressal Officer (DGRO); at the District level and State Food Commission (SFC) at the State level.
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What is the arrangement for giving commission/edge to the FPS vendors/proprietors for dispersion of food grains by them under TPDS?
Open Distribution System (Control) Order, 2001 orders the States/UT Governments to give licenses to Fair Price Shops proprietors; screen their activities and make all necessary move to guarantee smooth working of TPDS. The State/UT Governments have been given adaptability in the matter of fixing the edge at the reasonable cost shops. This is, be that as it may, not to apply to the dissemination of food grains under Antyodaya Anna Yojana; so where end retail value is to be held at Rs. 2 a kg for wheat and Rs.3 a kg for rice. So the issues cost of food grains at Fair Price Shops are fixed by the State/UT Governments keeping into thought; the vehicle and dealing with charges; edge to be followed through on to the reasonable cost shops proprietors, and so on.